Directory Celebrants in Christchurch
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Weddings remind us that our lives have meaning that love is the strongest bond and the happiest joy. A wedding is an encounter with the extraordinary.
Have the Romantic wedding of your dreams. You can have Prayers, Poems and Readings- Indoors or out in the Sunshine, You can have Handfasting (Tying the knot) or Jump-the-Broomstick. It can be a Personalised Wedding or a Registry Ceremony
During your ceremony, it’s my job to see that together you are at your best, smiling, relaxed and in-the-moment. It’s also my job to see that your guests are relaxed, happy and enthralled by a ceremony they feel part of. Everything I do is with these objectives in mind.
Lovely Personalised Weddings: Weddings are great fun and hard work, so work with fun people who work hard.
Destination Weddings: There are special places in NZ and I’m happy to travel. We can talk online and your Licence is online.
Registry Ceremonies: As a Validated member of CANZ I do lots of Registry Ceremonies.
Wedding MCing: Let your friends relax and enjoy your Wedding Reception while I act as your Emcee
Renewal of Vows is a very popular celebration: A chance to look back with love and gratitude. You promised to love, to honour and to cherish one another. Now with family and friends, share photographs of those since passed while celebrating all that grew from that remembered happy day.
Funeral celebrant: I’ll walk beside you, write or help to write a loving Eulogy and do as much or as little of the talking as you wish.
Living Wake Celebrant. A Living Wake is a Very Special Celebration held while a person is still alive. It takes courage and love and it can help loved ones get through an inevitable loss.
We absolutely loved having Sean as our celebrant. He skillfully guided us along every step of the way, with great communication and a wonderful sense of humour. Sean has an excellent eye for detail and knows what works. He made us all relax and enjoy every single moment. We cannot recommend him highly enough!!
Wedding Date: August 6, 2022
Sean’s approach to being a celebrant is one of humour & ease, combined with a great understanding of the practical aspects of what is required to make a wedding ceremony slide along smoothly.
If you’re not sure what exactly the shape of your ceremony and its stages should take, Sean is ready with suggestions and past experience.to make it go well.
Do yourself a favour and book Sean for your ceremony!
Wedding Date: December 4, 2021
Sean is a star. Friendly, kind, helpful and flexible. He is a professional, who ensures the focus is on the people. He makes sure that everyone is included and looked after. He has an awesome sense of humour and is a great source of inspiration and information.
Thank you Sean. You made our day!
Marie and Harry Fox
Wedding Date: January 4, 2022
Words can not express what an amazing and talented celebrant Sean is, Nigel and I are so very thankful to have had you Sean as our celebrant, you were absolutely suited to our wedding we have had so many compliments from our guests aswell about how wonderful you were at conducting our ceremony, Sean is well spoken, charismatic with a grand sense of humour, thank you so much Sean you were everything we had hoped for, to future couples considering Sean as your marriage celebrant 100% Sean is definitely worth your consideration and you will not be disappointed a truly spectacular and peaceful man who is exceptional in his profession. Thank you again love from Leonie and Nigel
Wedding Date: November 13, 2021
Sean was very accomodating to us. We have planned our registry ceremony for just two weeks and he wasn’t hesitant to say Yes as our celebrant even with short notice. Came ahead of time, very kind and we love the small jokes in our intimate wedding and the ceremony itself was short but sweet. Thank you heaps, Sean!
Wedding Date: September 29, 2021
Sean was absolutely amazing during our level 3 lockdown ceremony. Kind, calming and a great sense of humour! He made the day so enjoyable for everyone.
Wedding Date: September 7, 2021
Sean was our celebrant for a registry ceremony in our house. Communication and paperwork was easy, and we enjoyed the ceremony!
Wedding Date: August 13, 2021
Sean was so easy to work with right from the first email. Our first meeting was conveniently over facetime where we chatted and got to know each other. Each meeting with there after was effortless. Our ceremony was just perfect, although the weather is not. our ceremony is on top of the mountain - sign of Bellbird, that’s an extremely cold and windy morning. Thanks to his profession, Everyone said it was the special ceremony they had been. We highly recommend him if your after working with someone who feels like a friend right from the get go! Cheers to Sean The Celebrant an absolute legend!
Wedding Date: October 10, 2020
I could say that Sean is very professional. We are lucky to have him as our wedding officiant. He really knows what he is doing and is very helpful in processing our marriage ceremony and documents. During the ceremony, he was funny and very interactive with our guests. Indeed, I highly recommend him as a wedding officiant.
Wedding Date: August 8, 2021
I can only give a full 5 stars for everything to do with Sean Joyce. When we chose to do our small registry wedding I worried about 1. not meeting the celebrant first and 2. it not being all that special considering we couldn’t write our own vows or anything like that due to the nature of a ‘registry office’ wedding. Well, how wrong was I!!
We decided to get married at the Harbour House Cafe in governors bay which was a beautiful spot and thought over coffee and cake would be perfect. When Sean arrived he was so professional, enthusiastic and funny that we felt completely at ease. We ended up arranging the furniture in the cafe so we could stand by the beautiful view in the window and Sean made a show of it so it really did feel special even though I expected it to be all boring paperwork!
I’ve even had a couple of messages since then to say that a couple of my friends are going to be using Sean purely because they saw him at one of THEIR friends wedding and thought they must get him.
I could not be more pleased with how special our day turned out to be. Thank you for everything!
Wedding Date: June 9, 2021
We found Sean to be very organised and friendly. He responded to our emails promptly, and was very thorough at checking the legal documents to make sure everything was well prepared. We wanted a simple and private wedding, and Sean helped make this a reality with his professionalism and a sense of humour. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Wedding Date: April 1, 2021
There is no other word to describe Sean than perfect. He was wonderful from start to finish. He kept us updated with what we needed to be doing without being annoying and provided us with helpful information along the way. On our special day everyone loved him. He involved our guests in the ceremony and had us all at ease. This is the guy for the job! Thank you so so much Sean. You really made the ceremony better than i could have imagined.
Wedding Date: April 16, 2021
Sean Joyce was an amazing celebrant! Very easy going and helped keep our very relaxed wedding the way we wanted it. No fuss, no drama. Was just amazing. Would 100% recommend.
Wedding Date: April 1, 2021
Sean officiated our small ceremony at our home. His humor and personality helped make our wedding feel very special yet casual (just what we wanted!). He was accommodating to our needs and very supportive of our situation as neither of our parents were able to attend (due to the ongoing COVID situation). We definitely recommend Sean as a celebrant, his friendly nature and professionalism will put you at ease on your most special day!
Wedding Date: March 23, 2021
We really recommend having Sean as your celebrant! He is very well organised and has a great sense of humour. He made us feel very relaxed about it all and our guests also thought he was great! We thought he was a great mix of serious and funny at the appropriate times
Wedding Date: February 6, 2021
Absolutely amazing Celebrant would highly recommend Sean to be anyone’s Celebrant! On time great service thank you for making our day special
Wedding Date: February 26, 2021
Sean worked with us to create the comfortable, low-key ceremony that we were wanting. With all of the changes to our plans through the turbulence of 2020, Sean supported us the whole way through and we couldn’t be happier with his guidance and professionalism.
Wedding Date: December 12, 2020
Sean was such a pleasure. Did a great job at making everyone calm and relexed. Very good sense of humour and conducted the ceremony with lots of laughter.
Wedding Date: February 13, 2021
All of our guests loved Sean, the best wedding they had ever been to!!
We only met with Sean twice before our special day, no pressure from him to have things we didnt want to. Relaxed and fun ceremony, with the “I do’s” thrown in at the right time
Wedding Date: January 30, 2021
Sean was our celebrant at our wedding ceremony. It was a rainy day, we held our ceremony at home with friends. Sean is very professional and well organized, our friends and family all enjoyed the wedding. We would definitely recommend Sean to everyone we know.
Wedding Date: January 28, 2021
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